The Alliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT). ACT is a NOAA-funded partnership of research institutions, resource managers, and private sector companies dedicated to fostering the development and adoption of effective and reliable sensors and platforms. See

Coastal Services Center. As part of the federal government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Coastal Services Center works with private and public sector partners to address coastal issues. Many of the Center's products, services, and initiatives are profiled on this website.

The Friends of the John Smith Chesapeake Trail is a regional environmental organization dedicated to conserving treasured landscapes in the Chesapeake Bay and advancing the goals of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and other National Historic Trails in the Chesapeake region. The Friends is advancing NOAA’s state-of-the-art buoy program to monitor the health of the Bay and to serve as markers for the trail.

IOOS. The Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) is a multidisciplinary system designed to enhance our ability to collect, deliver, and use ocean information. The goal is to provide continuous data on our open oceans, coastal waters, and Great Lakes in the formats, rates, and scales required by scientists, managers, businesses, governments, and the public to support research and inform decision-making.

The Interagency Working Group on Ocean Observations (IWGOO) represents seventeen federal agencies that produce or utilize ocean observations. These systems collect climate and weather data, providing streamlined and integrated information on real-world conditions. As a federal working group promoting collaboration, the IWGOO is committed to promoting ocean observations and models that serve the needs of the public.  The Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (JSOST) established the IWGOO in coherence with the U.S. Ocean Action Plan.  Interagency collaboration is essential to achieving ocean science and technology priorities and, in particular, for planning and coordinating an integrated ocean observation system.

NERRS System Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP)

NOAA National Data Buoy Center

NOAA National Weather Service

The National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) is a collaboration of federal agencies to provide leadership and coordination of national oceanographic research and education initiatives. NOPP facilitates interactions among federal agencies, academia and industry; increases visibility for ocean issues on the national agenda; and achieves a higher level of coordinated effort across the broad oceanographic community.

NFRA is a non-profit organization formed by the Regional Associations for Coastal and Ocean Observing in support of the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). IOOS is a national program created to ensure the sustained observation of our nation's coastal oceans and to develop information products from those observations to assist people in their lives and livelihoods.  IOOS is both a national system and a network of regional systems. NFRA:

Partnerships for Observations of the Global Ocean,

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Ports of the United States America

Regional Ocean Observing Associations:

Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association  (SECOORA)
QARTOD is a continuing multi-agency effort to address the Quality Assurance and Quality Control issues of the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) and broader international community.

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